iOS Combined Apple Developer Program

sammich

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I'm pretty sure this is relatively new. There's no more separate enrolments for OS X and iOS anymore, it's just developing for Apple (OS X, iOS, WatchOS).

And as another note, it was just a few days ago when I noticed my dev account had expired and the renewal was AUD$149. Now it's just AUD$99 for everything.

With Apple, at least, I could've asked for a refund of the difference and gotten it.
 

mds1256

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I was waiting until today to renew mine, however in the uk this did go up to £79 but looks like they have dropped the price back to £60, but when I try to renew it still try to charge me the £79!!

Must be an oversight so will wait a couple of days until this fix this.
 

NotAdvisable

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Nov 16, 2011
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With the 'announcement' at WWDC that the two individual developer memberships have merged into one single program for all Apple products, Apple has failed to mention a price increase for developers not living inside the USA.

Rather than the $99 / year price tag (which was local currency), it is now billed in US dollars.
Even though this has changed (confirmed with a developer phone rep), pricing has still not been updated in the developer portal until you're about to pay at checkout.



For example, if you're Australian the developer program will now cost 50% more than last year's membership - sitting at $149 AUD (~$115 USD; 15% rise in relative price).



This might be a small increase for the majority, but it will be tough on students and those starting out with little funding. Every little increase hurts the wallet.

What are your thoughts?
 
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Anonymous Freak

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Previously, you had to buy the Mac and iOS developer programs separately, for $99 local currency each. Now it's one price (albeit higher most places outside the US) for both.

The plus side for us Americans is that foreign-made goods are cheaper. The downside for the rest of the world is that US goods are more expensive.
 

MinEderPlayz

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Aug 3, 2013
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Previously, you had to buy the Mac and iOS developer programs separately, for $99 local currency each. Now it's one price (albeit higher most places outside the US) for both.

The plus side for us Americans is that foreign-made goods are cheaper. The downside for the rest of the world is that US goods are more expensive.
You Sir, don't you dare get too cocky! The Euro and especially the Pound are still worth a lot more than your precious US$!
Although you're technically right, a good US$ has advantages for you, don't think it's worth too much right now :)
Sooo ....


Disclaimer
This post is to be taken half-seriously
 

iMacDragon

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This might be a small increase for the majority, but it will be tough on students and those starting out with little funding. Every little increase hurts the wallet.

What are your thoughts?
Well, for students, you don't even need a dev cert for swift programming now.
 

campyguy

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You Sir, don't you dare get too cocky! The Euro and especially the Pound are still worth a lot more than your precious US$!
Although you're technically right, a good US$ has advantages for you, don't think it's worth too much right now :)
Sooo ....


Disclaimer
This post is to be taken half-seriously
So I guess that here in the US our dollar doesn't go that far, especially after we pay all of that VAT. Wait, what? We don't have a VAT here in the US, riiight... ;)
 

0000757

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Dec 16, 2011
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With the 'announcement' at WWDC that the two individual developer memberships have merged into one single program for all Apple products, Apple has failed to mention a price increase for developers not living inside the USA.

Rather than the $99 / year price tag (which was local currency), it is now billed in US dollars.
Even though this has changed (confirmed with a developer phone rep), pricing has still not been updated in the developer portal until you're about to pay at checkout.



For example, if you're Australian the developer program will now cost 50% more than last year's membership - sitting at $149 AUD (~$115 USD; 15% rise in relative price).



This might be a small increase for the majority, but it will be tough on students and those starting out with little funding. Every little increase hurts the wallet.

What are your thoughts?
Yeeesh, I knew AUS always got the bad end of the economic stick with foreign relations, but that's pretty harsh.

At least it's cheaper than paying two A$99 plans?
 
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